Jerusalem24 – An investigation published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz today, Monday, revealed an organized Israeli government plan with the aim of controlling the Negev and displacing its Palestinian Bedouin residents.
According to the lengthy investigation revealed by Professor Gadi Al-Ghazi a lecturer in the Department of History at Tel Aviv University, the plan refers to a military operation led by Moshe Dayan when he was commander of the Southern District in the Israeli army. Its stated goal according to the documents is to forcibly isolate the Bedouins from their lands.
Dayan sent a message to the military and political administration at the time, that if the Bedouins were not voluntarily removed from their lands, the Israeli army would have to move them by force.
Al-Ghazi believes that although the Israeli Ministry of Justice considers this case to be over like its predecessors, there is still a chance that these articles, which he described as “historic,” could become a legal precedent.